Egyptian Health reveals a new “mysterious disease” that appeared in the village of Upper Egypt

The Ministry of Health and Population said that, in light of the ministry’s investigation of the epidemiological situation related to the presence of disease cases in Nagaa Sandal, which is affiliated with the village of Al-Aleqat in the Qus Center – Qena Governorate, and after directing central teams in the village to follow up and evaluate the situation and carry out field investigations to discuss suspected cases, conduct field investigations and take environmental samples. Determine the possible cause of the event and take preventive measures.

And the Ministry continued: The Ministry of Health teams debated the cases and took laboratory samples for examination from the cases that showed symptoms of disease, and environmental samples were taken from water and sanitation, and samples were taken from mosquitoes and mosquito larvae, all of which were subjected to examination in the central laboratories of the Ministry of Health and Population, and the results of the investigation showed. And laboratory analyzes and the results of measuring mosquito densities, classification, insect surveillance, and larvae examination, the presence of the mosquito that transmits dengue fever, known as Aedes aegypti, and the laboratory results of blood samples drawn from disease cases through antibody examination, and DNA examination showed that some samples were positive for dengue fever. (Painful fever of the bones).

According to what was announced by the World Health Organization, dengue fever (painful fever of the bones) is a viral infection caused by the dengue virus, which is not transmitted directly from humans to humans, and is transmitted to humans when they are exposed to the bites of mosquitoes carrying this infection, which spreads in more than 100 countries. A country in the world, and the number of infections from the disease is estimated at about 400 million cases annually, and 40% of the world’s population faces exposure to the disease, and according to the estimates of the World Health Organization, more than 95% of reported cases in the world show mild symptoms, such as (severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pain, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands, rash) Symptoms usually last between two to seven days, and respond to treatment with fever reducers (paracetamol). Epidemic outbreaks of the disease are repeated between 3 to 5 years.

The main vector of the disease is the Aedes aegypti mosquito, and the disease is transmitted to a lesser extent by the Aedes albopictus, and the virus is transmitted to humans through the bites of infected female mosquitoes. The means of control are to improve the level of general hygiene and work to prevent the presence of garbage, swamps and stagnant water.

The Ministry of Health and Population confirmed that all infected cases are simple cases and received treatment at home, and there are no cases from the village, which were confined to hospitals as a result of dengue fever, and there are no deaths, and some cases are related to cases that showed symptoms in the cities of Safaga and Al-Qusayr.

The Ministry of Health and Population confirms taking and implementing all preventive and precautionary measures in combating disease vectors and limiting its spread.

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